Anna Leigh Knowles Live at Aspen Grove

Tattered Cover is excited to welcome Anna Leigh Knowles to our Aspen Grove location Friday, April 5th, 2024 at 5:30PM!

She will be presenting her book, In The Country of Hard Life and Rosebuds!

Registration is now open for this free event. Click here to register and guarantee a seat! 




Using family myth as navigation, the poems within In The Country of Hard Life and Rosebuds rotate between lyric pastorals and narrative forms. The speaker attempts to trace her identity along a timeline and family who remain geographically separate. In doing so, the poems echo toward the past for answers that stand indefinable in the present. The collection weaves a story of family, love, and the inevitability of the kind of loss experienced by rootlessness.


Anna Leigh Knowles is the author of Conditions of The Wounded. Her work appears in BlackbirdThe Missouri Review OnlineTin House, and others. She has received honors from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the W.B. Yeats Society of New York. She holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

In the Country of Hard Life and Rosebuds By Anna Leigh Knowles Cover Image
ISBN: 9798989096503
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Published: Lost Horse Press - January 16th, 2024

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Location: Aspen Grove